is a settlement in the Greek
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island of Lemnos
Lemnos is an island of Greece in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Lemnos peripheral unit, which is part of the North Aegean Periphery. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Myrina...
. It is in the municipal unit of Moudros
Moudros is a town and a former municipality on the island of Lemnos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lemnos, of which it is a municipal unit. It covers the entire eastern peninsula of the island, with a land area of 185.127 km²,...
. Its 2001 population was 61 for the settlement.
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The village was first mentioned for the first time in 1313 in a document.
The origin of the name comes from a nearby monastery.
The tradition wanted the main settlement built westward in the area of Paltiomand(t)ra
(Παλιόμαντρα) which it had stuff. It was near Skidi Bay of the Moudros Gulf and founded in the middle of the village. It is appeared only in the deepest remains of the rocky cliffs known as the Straves Skales
In the area mentioned the place on several maps as a settlement near the Corfos or Carfos Gulf: Thevet, (1554), Belon (1588), Piacenza (1685), anonymous (1685), Dapper (1688) and Choiseul-Gouffier (1785). It was later unmentioned,
The name Agia Sofia on a map was mentioned for the first time in 1785 by a map of Choiseul-Gouiffier in an old location. Conze in 1858 which opposited from the banks of Skala which meant on the map of the current location. In which m, the metaphor in favoured the tradition was made to elevate between 1785 and 1858 and probably to the late 18th century, when it had exalted by pirates.
The resettling occurred in a common location not measurably, mainly from a pirate route from the Psarians
Psara is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Together with the small uninhabited island of Antipsara it forms the municipality of Psara. It is part of the Chios peripheral unit, which is part of the North Aegean Periphery. The only town of the island and seat of the municipality is also called...
during the times of a marriage It made for a tightened-pirate area which mentioned Sathas slightly after the Orlov Revolt
The Orlov Revolt was a precursor to the Greek War of Independence , which saw a Greek uprising in the Peloponnese at the instigation of Count Orlov, commander of the Russian Naval Forces of the Russo-Turkish War...
, Its residents still lifted the rocks from the older houses and rebuild newer ones. The main inhabitants were seven to ten families, of around 35 people. The remainder moved to Skandali in wihhc it was close to their properties of the estate.
Medieval ruins were had in other two locations around the area
- Parthenontos, west of the village from which its inhabitants moved to Skandaki
- Agiomarnos, east of the village, near the coast excluding the rubble.
Slowly, the village grew. In 1857, 73 men ages 18 to 60 paid 2,336 gros to attend the military. It had 35 families in 1863 and had 74 houses in 1874. Its safety from the remembrance of pirates remained and drove the inhabitants to build several houses that was known as moursa
, an only construction which never mentioned in other villages across Limnos.
Agia Sofia finally joined the rest of Greece after the Balkan Wars of 1912. In 1918, (Law 116 A) which formed the municipalities and communities, Agia Sofia became a settlement of the community (now a municipal district) of Fissini. Along with Skandali were known as the Villages of Skalas
from the homonymous nearby medieval bank and its inhabitants were known as Skaliotes.
Agia Sofia had 277 inhabitants in 1982, it had 1991 in 1961 and 55 in 2001. It ran a one-system public school in 1919 and its residence in 1924 with bedrooms for students. In 1972, it united the Kaminia
Kaminia is a village in the northeast of the Greek island of Lemnos. It is a community of the municipal unit of Moudros. From 1918 until 1998, it was a community. The 2001 population was 319 for the village and 347 for the municipal district. It is located in the southeastern peninsula of the...
school in 1972.
In Athina runs the Agia Sofia Union
with important contributions with several works in the running of traditional things, as is with the four Rachiotes Myloi
In the area of the village, the Paradeisi
(Greek, Modern: Παραδείσι) is a hill of 286 m elevation, in southeastern Lemnos. In its banks finds several rocky tree barks, it has honeycombs, it was kept by bunnies and others. For that large part, it had mostly in the protected areas. From the top where it has many views of the entire eastern Lemnos up to Cape Plaka
Plaka is a Greek village 35 km ENE of Myrina in the municipal unit of Moudros, Greece. Its 2001 population was 365 people. It is located in the northeast of the island of Lemnos...
It was known as the Hermaeon Mountain
during the Homeric times in which it was elevated with fire during the fall of Troy
Troy was a city, both factual and legendary, located in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey, southeast of the Dardanelles and beside Mount Ida...
and from there onto mainland Greece.
The mappers and sourcers which mentioned the hill as the Poseidon or Neptune hill (Colle di Nettune) (Porcacchi
, 1572), Neptunius Collis (Ortelius, 1589 and Mercator, 1607 and 1630). The name Paradeis' (Paradis) was first mentioned on a map of Joseph Roux (1764) and later on a map by Conze (1858). Hauttecoteur (103) and Fredrich (1904) and mentioned separately as the two hills of Panagia (273 m) and Paradeissi (286 m).
- Antonis Diakoumos O tops pou pligosame (Ο τόπος που πληγώσαμε)
- Belitsos, Theodoros, Lemnos and its villages by Th. Belitsos 1994.
- Lemnos/Limnos Province CD Rom (Cdrom Επαρχείου Λήμνου = CD Rom Eparcheiou Limnou): Lovable Lemnos
- Belitsos, Theodoros: Historic route in Lemnos: Livadochori, Lemnos Newspapers, p 531 (June 10, 2008).